?Z’s coming out party has officially commenced.
At 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, the masked trap maestro will drop his new Frontier EP as part of a generous 45-track BitTorrent bundle packed with unreleased originals, remixes, collaborations and mixes. The press-shy producer will also finally speak with fans during a 5 p.m. Reddit AMA session to follow.
To kick off the events, ?Z broke his silence with Billboard to curate a guest playlist of the top tracks he’s readying to unleash on his forthcoming tour. Take a listen to his select trap weapons below.
Party Thieves & ATLiens – “Chief”
“When I first heard ‘Chief’ I knew this was going to be a hit. Great work on the voice sampling, fat drums, great percussions, perfect! Big response from the crowd every time, classic!”
?Z – “Gladiator”
“I wrote this track because I wanted this kind of dark and epic intro that set the mood for a show. The crowd definitely knows that something is gonna happen next.”
Mayhem – “Take Off”
“Mayhem’s been producing nothing but bangers lately. You can’t get any more gangsta than this synth line. We worked on an EP together, coming out soon. Stay tuned…”
Slander & NGHTMRE – “You (Quix Remix)”
“Quix has been on my radar for some time now. I really like his style. It’s different from what everybody is producing right now. This is a good example of what he is capable of.”
Flagz – “Outta Here”
“This track has a special vibe, and really the kind of trap that I’m into. It’s minimal, dark, percussive and emotive.”
?Z Tour Dates:
July 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
July 18 Pharr, TX @ Aragon Music Hall
July 24 Houston, TX @ Limelight
July 25 Lake Tahoe, NV @ Bass Camp Festival
July 31 Tampa, FL @ Amphitheater
August 1 Atlantic City, NJ @ Electric Adventure
August 14 Miami, FL @ Club Space
August 22 Orlando, FL @ Gilt Nightclub
August 29 Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
September 26 Chicago, IL @ Mad Decent Block Party